Repairing Infrastructures

Repairing Infrastructures

The Maintenance of Materiality and Power

Christopher R. Henke, Benjamin Sims

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An investigation of the causes and consequences of the strange, ambivalent, and increasingly central role of infrastructure repair in modern life.

Infrastructures--communication, food, transportation, energy, and information--are all around us, and their enduring function and influence depend on the constant work of repair. In this book, Christopher Henke and Benjamin Sims explore the causes and consequences of the strange, ambivalent, and increasingly central role of infrastructure repair in modern life. Henke and Sims offer examples, from local to global, to investigate not only the role of repair in maintaining infrastructures themselves but also the social and political orders that are created and sustained through them.


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Christopher R. Henke:
Christopher R. Henke is Associate Professor of Sociology at Colgate University. He is the author of Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power (MIT Press). Benjamin Sims is a sociologist and scientist with the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.|||Christopher R. Henke is Associate Professor of Sociology at Colgate University. He is the author of Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power (MIT Press). Benjamin Sims is a sociologist and scientist with the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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